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President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers 

 

Personal data

 

 

Nationality: Latvian

Citizenship: Citizen of the Republic of Latvia

Date of Birth: 22 March,1955

 
 
 
 
 
 

Education

   

1990. - 1991.

 

6 months' professional training in orthopedia in Yale University and Syracuse University, USA

 

1973. - 1979.

 

Specialty of physician,

Riga Institute of Medicine

       

1962. - 1973.

Riga Secondary School No. 50, Latvia  
Language knowledge   

 

 

 

Latvian, English and Russian 

 
     

Work experience

 
   

08.07.2007. - to date

 

President of Latvia

 

 

   

 

2004. - 08.07.2007.

 

 

 

Board Chairman,

State Limited Liability Company Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

 

   

 1998. - 2004.

 

 

 

Director, Board Chairman,

non-profit organization State Limited Liability Company Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

 

   

1994. - 1998.

 

 

Director,

State Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics

 

   

1995. - 1999.

 

 

Co-ordinator from the Latvian side in a Swiss Confederation Assistance Project

 

   

1985. - 1994.

 

 

Head of the Traumatology Department,

Riga City Hospital No.2

 

   

1979. - 1985.

 

Traumatologist - orthopaedist.

Riga Hospital No.2

   
       

International professional activities

 
   

2004. - 2007.

 

 

Lectures on knee joint endoprosthetics and bone tissue transplantation in Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia

 

   

2002.

 

Participant of the international research on knee joint endoprosthetics

 

   

1993. - to date

 

 

Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISACOS)

 

   

1992.

Honorary member of the Georgian Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology    
       

International research reports

 
   

2006.

 

Congress of the Hungarian Association of Orthopaedics Association

 

   

2002., 2004.

 

Congress of the Orthopaedist Association of Central Europe

 

   

2004.

 

25-year Experience Symposium of Zweimuller Endoprothesis

 

   

2002.

 

 

Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology on Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

 

   

2001.

 

Congress of the European Federation of the Associations of Orthopaedists

 

   

2001.

 

 

Congress of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

 

   

2001.

 

International Congress on Shoulder Surgery

 

   

1994.

 

Arthroscopy Congress of Poland    
       

Professional activities

 
   

2003. - 2008.

 

 

President of the Latvian Association of Traumatologists and Orthopaedists

 

   

1994. - 1998.

 

 

Vice President of the Latvian Association of Arthroscopy, Chairman of the Certification Commission

 

   

1990. - 1993.

Founder and President of the Latvian Association of Arthroscopy    
       

Public activities

 
   

1988. - 1989.

 

Board Member of the Latvian Popular Front

 

   

1988. - 1989.

 

Activist for the renewal of the Latvian Physicians Association, Board Member    
       

State awards 

 

   

2011.

 

Order of the Star of Romania, With Chain (Romania)

 

   

2011.

 

Order of Vytautas the Great, With the Golden Chain (Lithuania)

 

   

2010.

 

Order of the White Rose, With Chain (Finland)

 

   

2009.

 

Victory Order of St George (Georgia)

 

   

2009.

 

Heydar Aliyev Order, With Chain (Azerbaijan)

 

   

2009.

 

Ismoili Samoni Order, With Chain (Tajikistan)

 

   

2009.

 

The Order and Chain of Isabel, the Catholic (Spain)

 

   

2009.

 

The Order of the Cross of St Mary’s Land (Estonia)

 

   

2008.

 

 

The Knightly Order Pro Merito Melitensi of the Sovereign Military Hospital Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

 

   

2008.

 

The Order of Special Service to the Fatherland (Uzbekistan)

 

   

2008.

 

The Order of Friendship, First Degree (Kazakhstan)

 

   

2008.

 

 

The Grand Order of King Tomislav, First Grade, With the Ribbon and Great Star (Croatia)

 

   

2008.

 

The Order of Yaroslav the Wise, First Grade (Ukraine)

 

   

2008.

 

The Order of Three Stars, First Grade, With Chain (Latvia)

 

   

2008.

 

The Order of Viesturs, First Grade (Latvia)

 

   

2008.

 

The Cross of Recognition, First Grade (Latvia)

 

   
2007.

Three-Star Order, fourth class

   
       

Awards

 

     

2010.

 

 

A gold medal, "For Achievements," from the National Fire-Fighting and Rescue Service

 

   

2010.

 

 

A medal from the Latvian Associationof Reserve Officers in honour of the organisation's 10th anniversary

 

   

2009.

 

 

Acommemorative medallion in honour of the 90th anniversary of the Latvian Border Guard, Latvia

 

   

2009.

 

A medal of achievement from the Baltic Defence College, Estonia

 

   

2008.

 

 

A medal of honour from the local government of Mirafrore in the city of Lima, Peru

 

   

1993.

 

 

Prize from International Arthroscopy Association (IAA) for the largest contribution into the development of arthroscopy in emerging countries

   
       

Honorary Titles

 
   

2011.

 

An Honorary doctorate from the University of Klaipeda (Lithuania)
 
   

2010.

 

An Honorary doctorate from the Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)
 
   

2009.

 

 

An Honorary Doctorate from the John Paul II Lublin Catholic University (Poland)

 

   

2009.

 

Honorary Membership in the University of Latvia (Latvia)

 

   

2009.

 

Patronage of the European Academy of Science and Art (Austria)

 

   

2009.

 

An Honorary Doctorate from the Yerevan State University (Armenia)

 

   

2008.

 

An Honorary Professorship at the National Governance Academy (Kazakhstan)

   
       

Other important information

 
   

May - June, 1986

 

Medical Service Officer,

Work on the Elimination of the Consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Catastrophe